IDT’s High-Capacity PCIe® Gen 2 Switch Enables Magma to Deliver High-Performance, Low-Latency Expansion Systems for Server Clustering and Virtualization
August 4, 2011
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 04, 2011 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®; NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that Magma has chosen the IDT 89HPES64H16G2 PCI Express Gen2 switch for its ExpressBox7 x8 Gen2 Outside the Box PCI Express Solution. The ExpressBox7 x8 Gen2 joins the highly successful line of PCI Express Expansion Systems designed by Magma, providing IT professionals with limitless I/O expansion options for server, storage, and display clustering and virtualization.
          The IDT 89HPES64H16G2 is a highly configurable, high-performance 64-lane, 16-port PCI Express Gen 2 switch. The switch is comprised of eight 8-lane ports running at 5 GT/s, each of which can be bifurcated into two 4-lane ports. The high performance device also delivers unique features such as spread spectrum clock isolation, multicast, and PCIe domain partitioning. The high lane count, extensive configuration flexibility, and low latency of the IDT switch enables Magma to provide maximum throughput and transactions per second to deliver high performance and scalability for customers needing to expand their PCI Express systems.
          “As the leader in PCI Express Solutions, IDT provides the features and performance necessary to meet and exceed customers’ rigorous demands for high-performance, next-generation systems,” said Kam Eshghi, Sr. Director of Marketing for IDT’s Enterprise Computing Division. “IDT views Magma as the leading supplier of PCI Express expansion systems, and we are happy to support them with our innovative PCI Express Gen2 switches.”
         “Magma provides leading edge products that enable customers to expand one PCI Express slot to single or multiple PCI Express slots in a separate enclosure to broaden the capabilities of their existing IT infrastructure,” commented Victoria Kohlhorst, Sr. Marketing Manager at Magma. “Magma is adding smart expansion features such as expansion slot partitioning for resource sharing, fail-over, and easy to use management tools. IDT’s leading 64-lane PCIe Gen2 switch is a perfect fit for our high-performance expansion systems. Commendably, IDT’s strong customer support and full-featured tool set made the integration and design effort painless.”
         Along with the PCI Express switch, Magma is also able to take advantage of IDT’s extensive
timing portfolio to complete the design of their ExpressBox7 x8 Gen 2 expansion system. IDT’s unmatched selection of timing products and PCI Express switches, bridges, signal integrity products, and flash controllers provides customers with a one-stop-shop for their PCI Express designs.
          The IDT 89HPES64H16G2 is in full production and available in a 35x35mm FCBGA package. For more information about IDT’s extensive PCI Express solutions, please visit
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
About Magma
Magma develops and manufactures PCI & PCI Express Expansion Systems for servers, desktops and portable platforms. Magma’s patented expansion products extend PCI and PCI Express signals outside the computer over cable to a chassis containing multiple card slots. Magma’s product line includes enclosed and non-enclosed solutions ranging from low-end single slot expansion products to fault-tolerant, highly reliable, accessible and serviceable (RAS) chassis specifically designed for mission critical environments. Magma expansion solutions enable you to protect your investment in expensive, specialized add-in cards while providing an easy migration path from legacy protocols, like PCI, to high-speed PCI Express protocols. Magma is the trade name of Mission Technology Group, Inc. For more information, visit
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